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Kite size/rider weight/wind chart

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Created by Blubb1991 2 months ago, 8 May 2019
Blubb1991
1 posts
8 May 2019 7:41PM
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Hi there, I've seen this topic ( www.seabreeze.com.au/forums/Kitesurfing/General/Kite-sizerider-weightwind-chart ) by oceanfire and want to add some more information to it.

After reading the other thread it seems like the Rule of Thumb is most suitable for the medium wind and medium weight regarding the kite size to choose. Its obviously not thought to be extremly precise as there are to many things as side conditions.

I hope this will help some beginner and might lead to an updated discussion ^.^


About the "not considered" Part:
... Diffentent topics ( www.kitesurfist.com/how-much-wind-for-kiteboarding/ )
... Foil ( kitesurfingmag.com/foilboarding-beginners-guide/ )

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What do you think?Is it now more appropriate than before?

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Greetings from Germany ;-)

Plummet
4479 posts
8 May 2019 7:49PM
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For TT/Mutant i'm a 98kg rider according to this!!!.,,, yet i'm 74kg.

wishy
WA, 1372 posts
8 May 2019 8:07PM
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Seems reasonable for beginners who are slim and diligent.

Pie eating legends are going to need a lot more grunt than that though.

THE PIN PULLER
WA, 299 posts
8 May 2019 8:18PM
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I like pie !!!

Plummet
4479 posts
9 May 2019 2:22AM
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THE PIN PULLER said..
I like pie !!!


What do you call a snake that is 3.1415 meters long?

A Pithon

Phoney
NSW, 433 posts
9 May 2019 11:43AM
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Seems way under powered if you're on a TT.

I'm closest to 77kgs but feel the 104-111 range is most appropriate. My 8m in 30kts gusting up to 35kts is totally fine. I've only ever seen guys pump up 5m kites in 40+ knot gale force storms.

NorthernKitesAUS
QLD, 753 posts
9 May 2019 11:57AM
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THE PIN PULLER said..
I like pie !!!


What flavor?

Gateman
QLD, 286 posts
9 May 2019 1:19PM
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Chart seems a bit under powered on a TT, I also ride two weight categories up from that chart in real world conditions on an average size board with not much rocker. Add another kite size up for my more heavily rockered TT.

wishy
WA, 1372 posts
9 May 2019 1:52PM
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Gateman said..
Chart seems a bit under powered on a TT, I also ride two weight categories up from that chart in real world conditions on an average size board with not much rocker. Add another kite size up for my more heavily rockered TT.


Is this true, or are you just a pie eating legend?

Gateman
QLD, 286 posts
10 May 2019 10:31AM
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wishy said..

Gateman said..
Chart seems a bit under powered on a TT, I also ride two weight categories up from that chart in real world conditions on an average size board with not much rocker. Add another kite size up for my more heavily rockered TT.



Is this true, or are you just a pie eating legend?


It's true, I'm 62kg and use 12m from 14-20 knots and 9m from 17-24 knots on TT. If it's at the higher end of the range I swap to the more rockered TT with boots.
Recently bought a Nugget to try get out when it's under 14 knots but that is still a work in progress..... felt like a noob all over again both sessions I've tried the Nugget.

Poida
WA, 1743 posts
16 May 2019 11:25AM
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in WA on a surfboard, just put a 7m up till you get blown off the water.

Relaunch
19 posts
30 May 2019 12:38PM
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Gateman said..

wishy said..


Gateman said..
Chart seems a bit under powered on a TT, I also ride two weight categories up from that chart in real world conditions on an average size board with not much rocker. Add another kite size up for my more heavily rockered TT.




Is this true, or are you just a pie eating legend?



It's true, I'm 62kg and use 12m from 14-20 knots and 9m from 17-24 knots on TT. If it's at the higher end of the range I swap to the more rockered TT with boots.
Recently bought a Nugget to try get out when it's under 14 knots but that is still a work in progress..... felt like a noob all over again both sessions I've tried the Nugget.


Yep underpowered for me too. I'm 61kg and use my light wind 12m Mono for 12-15 knots on a TT, 10m Evo 14-20ish, 8m 20-30 then 5or 6m above that with a shorter board.

cauncy
WA, 7309 posts
30 May 2019 2:58PM
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Fat c#nt 15 m2
normal c#nt 10 m2
skinny c#nt 7 m2
simpler chart

Sandfoot
VIC, 350 posts
30 May 2019 5:07PM
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cauncy said..
Fat c#nt 15 m2
normal c#nt 10 m2
skinny c#nt 7 m2
simpler chart



You would make an excellent kitesurfing instructor.

"what Size kite should I take out today instructor Cauncy"
Well... since you're a fat c#nt take the 15.

cauncy
WA, 7309 posts
30 May 2019 7:35PM
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Sandfoot said..

cauncy said..
Fat c#nt 15 m2
normal c#nt 10 m2
skinny c#nt 7 m2
simpler chart




You would make an excellent kitesurfing instructor.

"what Size kite should I take out today instructor Cauncy"
Well... since you're a fat c#nt take the 15.


i dont like you, so id recommend a 17



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